Monday, June 4, 2012

The Baby Details

Thank you all so much for all of your well wishes on the announcement of baby #2! When we started off on this journey, I was a tad hesitant to share all of our troubles with the world, but I have to say it was the best decision ever. I was so surprised with all the support I received. There are so many of you out there that have either gone through these same struggles or are still currently going through them. I thank you for all the emails, prayers and just the opportunity to communicate with people who truly understood my sadness, frustrations and impatience with the situation. Please know that you all will still be in my prayers.

Now for the details....

Back in March I finally decided to take the plunge into acupuncture after hearing from so many of you that had previous success with it. Around about that time we also got notice that Michael would be getting promoted and relocated. I decided I could at least give acupuncture a month and see what happened. I was due back to my OB at the beginning of April to begin other fertility measures so I thought a month of acupuncture couldn't hurt. I was definitely not looking forward to more medication or doctors visits so I was desperate. 

I went to three acupuncture appointments with the last one being on the day I was scheduled to ovulate. I ended up getting violently sick (after charting so much I have discovered that apparently every month around ovulation I get sick so one lifelong mystery is solved!) so it was a good sign that things were happening. I had noticed that my cycle was a little funny that month and as time went on I discovered that I did not ovulate when I was suppose to, but ended up ovulating much, much later than normal. In fact, I was afraid I wasn't going to ovulate at all that month!

I finally ovulated and my OB appointment was scheduled just a couple of days later (the day before my 28th birthday in fact). To be honest, my husband and I were not trying a whole lot that month. In fact, I still think it's miraculous that I ended up pregnant to begin with...honestly, it shouldn't have been possible according to my chart. We were distracted with moving and what not and I had decided to just relax and de-stress that month since we were about to encounter another big life change.

The day of my OB appointment I decided to take a pregnancy test just to be sure. I was fully expecting a negative result because it had not been very long since I ovulated. I was shocked to see two lines. My husband did not get a cutesy surprise or anything of the type. I immediately picked up the phone to call him and the first thing I said was "Guess who got two lines today?!?" 

We laughed because well....God is funny. We were moving, this was the one month we were not trying, and well...I have always, always said I would never ever want a Christmas baby and guess when this little one is set to arrive...yep....December 21st smack dab before Christmas. I'm not complaining. We are THRILLED. Life is just funny is all. 

I headed to the OB where my fertility appointment changed into a prenatal appointment and another positive test was taken. We headed back about a month later for an ultrasound where we got to see Baby#2 move around and have a strong heartbeat at 188 much faster than Ethan's constant 156. 

I'm currently 11 weeks and 2 days. I'll be headed back on the 25th for another appointment. If that one goes well I will fully be rest assured that everything is a-okay! In the end, I think  God and acupuncture are responsible for these wonderful results. Life does not always go as I have planned it, but it always goes perfectly with God's plan. In the end, that's the only one that matters.


  1. I am so thrilled for you! I haven't blogged in forever, but I am also expecting baby number two, in September!

  2. I am just so thrilled for you. And I love how God's work is clearly evident in all of these little details.

  3. I am just so thrilled for you. And I love how God's work is clearly evident in all of these little details.

  4. SO exciting for you guys! I'm excited to follow along:) God does work in mysterious ways!

  5. You look fabulous!! So excited things are falling into place! I secretly want a December baby. There's something so magical about that time of year, what better time to bring a new life into the world!!

  6. Aww, yay for such an adorable baby bump!

    It's so true that life is funny and the things you want the most always seem to fall into your lap at the most inopportune of times or when you'd finally started to lose hope. I love when that happens though, it reminds me that God has a plan and everything happens for a reason :)

    Congratulations, hunny! xoxo

  7. Yay! So exciting! And look at that little bump :)

  8. Catching up on your blog after being out of town...CONGRATS!! So happy for you & your boys!!

  9. cute little bump :)

    doesn't it always happen when we're not "trying"? such a sweet reminder of who is always in charge ;) so happy for y'all!

  10. I am thrilled to hear that the acupuncture paid off! As I've said before I now swear by it and always will! What an amazing miracle. So happy for you!

  11. Oh my goodness Laura, I can't even tell you how excited I am for you and that you are no longer struggling to get pregnant! That is truly amazing, and you look beautiful!

  12. You look absolutely adorable and I loved hearing all the deets because I was very curious about the acupuncture!

  13. Congratulations!!! Love the belly shot. Happy I found your sweet blog:).


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